Totalitarianism Across History and Disciplines

We invite graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from all disciplines to submit proposals for papers regarding any aspect of totalitarianism, from a broad theoretical and historical perspective. The deadline for applications is 15.09.2022. The history of confronting totalitarianism, both as a personal and a collective experience, delivers a universal message in the face of contemporary challenges of radical political evil. Totalitarian regimes…


Doomed to repeat? Challenges of teaching 20th-century history

The Pilecki Institute invites school teachers and educators working at museums and memorial sites, as well as everyone working with young people in historical education, to an international congress devoted to the most important challenges in teaching 20th-century history. Teaching the dramatic history of the 20th century – both in school and out-of-school education – requires the transfer of…


CALL FOR PAPERS: The Stance of the Polish Intelligentsia Towards the Totalitarian Regimes

The Pilecki Institute’s Center for Totalitarian Studies invites you to participate in the international scholarly conference, which will take place on 9–10 November 2022. The deadline for applications is 30 June! From the first days of the Second World War, the Polish intelligentsia was subjected to a brutal campaign of planned extermination perpetrated by the…


Passports to Paraguay with historian Roger Moorhouse

A fascinating account of how Polish diplomats tried to save Jews from Hitler’s death camps. Historian Roger Moorhouse tells the remarkable story of the the Lados Group – Polish diplomats and Jewish activists working in Switzerland, who masterminded a passport forgery scheme which is thought to have saved as many as 3,000 Jews from the…


“Major General Stanisław Sosabowski” by Prof. Hal Sosabowski

Major General Stanisław Sosabowski became one of the most senior Polish commanders during the Second World War. By September 1939 he was commanding 21st Infantry Regiment in the Battle of Warsaw against overwhelming German forces. In 1941 he formed the First Polish Independent Parachute Brigade which he trained and commanded for the next three years….


Stanisława De Karłowska. A talk in the series "reframed" featuring Polish female artists

Although unknown in her own country, the Polish-born artist Stanisława de Karłowska, has works in over twenty public galleries in the United Kingdom. The Tate Gallery, alone, owns three. She and her English husband, Robert Bevan, were at the centre of a group of English Post-Impressionist artists in early twentieth century London. The last occasion…


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